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  • Sat., Nov. 01, 2014 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP

    A nearly century old college football rivalry returns to NRG Stadium on Saturday, November 1st  as the SFA Lumberjacks take on the Sam Houston Bearkats in the Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP. Seats start at just $15.

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  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 12:00 PM CST Eagles at Texans The Texans host the Eagles.
  • Mon., Nov. 03, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST Taste of the Texans presented by BP

    Wine and dine with the Houston Texans players, Cheerleaders and Ambassadors at the sixth annual Taste of the Texans presented by BP, Monday, November 3rd in NRG Stadium. 

    Fans can sample signature dishes from more than 25 of Houston’s finest restaurants.  Proceeds benefit The Houston Texans Foundation, Houston Methodist and the Houston Food Bank. 

    Be sure to secure your tickets today at HoustonTexans.com.

  • Tue., Nov. 04, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans Ambassadors Danny Clark and J.J. Moses at the Verizon Cinco Ranch Store, 6645 S. Fry Rd., Katy, TX 77494.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Nov. 04, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Tue., Nov. 11, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans center Chris Myers and guard Xavier Su’a-Filo at the Verizon I-10 East Store, 13740 East Fwy., Houston, TX 77015.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Nov. 11, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Wed., Nov. 12, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST Bulls & Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light

    Have you ever dreamed of playing a round of golf with the Houston Texans Cheerleaders cheering you on?  Now’s your chance!  Sign up today at HoustonTexans.com for the annual Bulls and Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light at Wildcat Golf Club on Wednesday, November 12.

  • Fri., Nov. 14, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, November 14
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 8767 S. Main St., Houston, TX 77025
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get 2 FREE Tacos for this hour at this location
    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures
    Jack in the Box is going to be giving away 4 tickets to a Houston Texans home game and two autograph items

  • Fri., Nov. 14, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST First Down Dads Movie Night pres. by ARAMARK

    Come experience the Houston Texans practice facility in a way like no other at the First Down Dads Movie Night presented by ARAMARK on Friday, November 14th from 6 PM – 9 PM.  Bring your kids and blankets for an evening of family, food and football inside the Houston Methodist Training Center, while you watch the featured film “Chicken Little”.  You will not want to miss this memorable experience, created just for you and your kids.  Space is limited and filling up quickly, so register your family today at http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/first-down-dads.html!

Team

Jeff Tarpinian
LB #52
Height:
6-3
Weight:
240
Age:
27
College:
Iowa
Hometown:
Omaha, NE
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
10
SCK
0.0
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 41 27 14 0.5 0 1 0 0 -- 0 0 1 0
2014 HOU 7 0 10 5 5 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2013 HOU 8 3 23 16 7 0.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 NE 3 0 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 NE 7 1 7 5 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 WAS W 17-6 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @OAK W 30-14 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @NYG L 17-30 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 BUF W 23-17 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @DAL L 17-20 4 2 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
6 IND L 28-33 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @PIT L 23-30 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 @TEN W 30-16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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TRANSACTIONS: Signed with New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent on July 27, 2011...Released by Patriots on Sept. 12, 2011...Signed with Patriots to the Practice Squad on Sept. 14, 2011...Signed by Patriots to the active roster on Sept. 22, 2011...Released by Patriots on Aug. 31, 2012...Signed by Patriots to the practice squad on Sept. 1, 2012...Signed by Patriots to the active roster on Oct. 20, 2012...Released by Patriots on Nov. 12, 2012...Signed by Patriots to the practice squad on Nov. 13, 2012...Released by Patriots from practice squad on Spet. 4, 2013...Signed by Carolina Panthers to practice squad on Oct. 9, 2013...Released by Panthers on Oct. 21, 2013...Signed by Houston Texans on Oct. 28, 2013

CAREER:
Has played in 18 games with four starts, recording 34 tackles (19 solo), 0.5 sacks, one pass defensed and eight special teams tackles
Set the franchise record with 16 tackles in his first start as at Texan vs. Oakland (11/7/13)

2013 (Houston 8/3):
Inactive vs. Indianapolis (11/3) in Week 9
Made his Texans debut and recorded four tackles (three solo) at Arizona (11/10)
Recorded a career-high and franchise-record 16 tackles (seven solo) and one pass defensed vs. Oakland (11/17)
Notched 0.5 sacks, the first sack recorded in his career vs. New England (12/1)

TRANSACTIONS: Signed with New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent on July 27, 2011...Released by Patriots on Sept. 12, 2011...Signed with Patriots to the Practice Squad on Sept. 14, 2011...Signed by Patriots to the active roster on Sept. 22, 2011...Released by Patriots on Aug. 31, 2012...Signed by Patriots to the practice squad on Sept. 1, 2012...Signed by Patriots to the active roster on Oct. 20, 2012...Released by Patriots on Nov. 12, 2012...Signed by Patriots to the practice squad on Nov. 13, 2012...Released by Patriots from practice squad on Spet. 4, 2013...Signed by Carolina Panthers to practice squad on Oct. 9, 2013...Released by Panthers on Oct. 21, 2013...Signed by Houston Texans on Oct. 28, 2013

CAREER:
Has played in 18 games with four starts, recording 34 tackles (19 solo), 0.5 sacks, one pass defensed and eight special teams tackles
Set the franchise record with 16 tackles in his first start as at Texan vs. Oakland (11/7/13)

2013 (Houston 8/3):
Inactive vs. Indianapolis (11/3) in Week 9
Made his Texans debut and recorded four tackles (three solo) at Arizona (11/10)
Recorded a career-high and franchise-record 16 tackles (seven solo) and one pass defensed vs. Oakland (11/17)
Notched 0.5 sacks, the first sack recorded in his career vs. New England (12/1) 

2012 (New England 3/0):
Appeared primarily on special teams in three games

2011 (New England 7/1):
Made the 53-man roster after joining the team as a rookie free agent
Appeared in seven games and made one start. Finished the season with four tackles on defense and eight special teams tackles
Placed on Injured Reserve with a head injury on Nov. 24, 2011
Inactive due to injury vs. Kansas City (11/21)
Made his first career start at linebacker and registered four tackles in a win at the N.Y. Jets (11/13) on Sunday Night Football
Saw his first NFL action vs. Buffalo (9/25)

COLLEGE:
Began his college career at Iowa as a defensive back before moving to linebacker during the spring of 2007 following his redshirt freshman season
Was a top special teams player as well as a starter at linebacker during his career
Recorded 97 total tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery

PERSONAL:
Was named the Nebraska Gatorade Player of the Year and won a pair of state titles as an option quarterback
Majored in accounting

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